Jethro Tull (XII): 80s hard folk rock with a Tolkien cover

1981 was the first year in which Jethro Tull didn’t release an album since the band’s creation in 1968. 1980’s A had given Tull’s music a change of direction which was confirmed by 1982’s The Broadsword and the Beast (or, to give it a shorter name, Broadsword). Unfortunately, pianist and violinist Eddie Jobson had made it clear that his playing … Continue reading Jethro Tull (XII): 80s hard folk rock with a Tolkien cover

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Ode to the Mediterranean Sea

I have said plenty of times that I generally don't care much about lyrics and I normally focus on the melody and instrumentation. Well, for the first time in my life I have found an album which has captivated me mostly because of the lyrics. Sure, the melodies are nice and Joan Manuel Serrat has … Continue reading Ode to the Mediterranean Sea